On May 24, CHCI hosted a graduation ceremony for the 2016-2017 Public Policy and Graduate Fellowship program. Guests gathered at the Dirksen Senate Office Building to honor and celebrate the 20 dedicated participants who completed their program and are now members of the prestigious CHCI Alumni Association. These Latino leaders have spent the last nine months engaging in public policy and leadership development in our nation’s capital while exploring a deeper commitment to civic involvement. Special guests included CHC Chair Rep. Michelle Luján Grisham, CHCI Chair Rep. Joaquín Castro, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky.
CHCI’s President & CEO, Domenika Lynch opened the program with remarks that inspired the graduating class and event guests. The ceremony included keynote remarks from two program participants, including Coca-Cola Public Policy Fellow Jose Miranda and PepsiCo Foundation Law Graduate Fellow Brenda Ayon Verduzco.
This program is made possible with the unwavering support of the Public Policy and Graduate Fellowship program sponsors, including: PepsiCo Foundation, New York Life,The Coca-Cola Foundation, DaVita, McDonalds, Shell, Altria, Amazon, BP, Chevron,Google, SEIU, Wells Fargo, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Amgen, AFL-CIO, Lumina Foundation, MillerCoors, and Southwest, the official airline of CHCI’s programs.
It has been an honor for CHCI to host such a talented group of aspiring Latino leaders. With each graduating class, we propel the dreams and aspirations of the young people we serve, ensuring that we continue to educate, empower and connect our nation’s Latino youth.